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Donald R. Ermel

Donald R. Ermel died peacefully at Doylestown Hospital due to congestive heart failure in the early evening on Sunday, January 24, 2021 with his two daughters by his side. He was 85. Long retired from his successful business as an owner-operator of a number of gas stations, Donald was well known for his sharp wit, business acumen, zest for life, and dedication to his family. 

 Donald is survived by his daughters; Sharon Ermel Spadaccini (Michael) and Dawn Ermel Smith (Randy); former wife, Kathleen Ermel Cucinotta; daughter-in-law, Melissa Ermel; and five grandchildren; Sabrina, Gregory, Matthew, Brandon and Caroline.

 Donald was preceded in death by his son, Donald R. Ermel, Jr; his wife, Joanne Talarowski Ermel; his parents, Laura and Elwood Ermel; and his brother, Raymond Elwood Ermel; In keeping with Covid 19 restrictions, a private mass was held at St Martin of Tours Catholic Church in New Hope on Friday, February 5, 2021. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Interment will be in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery in Abington, PA.

 In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions and donations to Pickering Manor, 226 N. Lincoln Ave, Newtown, PA 18940 where Donald had lived and thrived in their full nursing facility for over 5 years.  We are extremely grateful for the care and love that was extended to our father during his stay at Pickering Manor.

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  • Private Funeral Mass

    Friday, February 5th

    St. Martin of Tours Church - New Hope
    1 Riverstone Circle
    New Hope, PA 18938

  • Private Interment

    Hillside Cemetery
    2566 Susquehanna Road
    Roslyn, PA 19001

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